April 19 2013, 2:00 pm PT | Posted in: Post-Operative
Hello Dr. Rassman.
I and other readers would be thankful if you could tell us a little about some of these basic points -
1. I was told to avoid green tea because it has anti-oxidants for 2 weeks after my FUE transplant. Do antioxidants hinder with growth of new implanted grafts?
2. I was also told to avoid protein and vitamin supplements for 2 weeks for the same reason as above. Is that right?
3. I am spraying saline solution on my implanted area every hour for a week. Told to wash only after 1 week. What exactly does saline do?
4. Finally, do Soya milk/ foods really block DHT that affects male pattern baldness?
Thanks a lot, and keep up the good work!
I would add that you should not go outside during the day after your surgery due to antioxidant effects from the sun. Also not driving your car for the first year after the surgery due to the risk of car accidents, which can cause great stress. Perhaps meditating for an hour a day in a downward dog position can also promote hair growth and circulation to the scalp. I’m being sarcastic, of course.
Where do you get this information? Did your doctor tell you this? Always follow the post-operative instructions given to you by your doctor. If these are truly basic points, you should not have to worry because your discharge information should have them.
In the spirit of BaldingBlog being a source of education for general hair loss issues, I would add that green tea, protein, vitamins, and soy milk have nothing to do with a hair transplant surgery or treating genetic male pattern baldness. If you believe what you read online, it is your prerogative to not drink green tea, etc. Otherwise, in matters of personal health and YOUR surgery, it is best to ask your doctor face to face.